Link To Today’s Disappointment
Snore. LOTL is back but to no avail, as Pete is more focused than ever before and (zzzzzzz). Only in FW could a character merely doing his job (his dream job, no less) instead of aimlessly loafing, daydreaming and goofing off be considered noteworthy. I hope the Lord Of Anything Else visits a certain noted Ohioian comic strip writer soon, although the Lord Of Being Careful What You Wish For is tapping me on the shoulder right now too.
Anyhow, the Lord Of SoSF Snark can kick all their asses without breaking a sweat. Coming on Monday…the return of Comic Book Harriet, who, like the rest of us, is quite anxious to see if this AK arc will ever end.
10 responses to “Bored Of The Lame”
Cease and desist letter from Stan Musial’s family in 3… 2… 1…
With his green hooded cloak, LotL bears a passing resemblance to Flash villain Doctor Alchemy. Here, though, he is channeling Doctor Strange, hence the Stan Lee credit.
Should anyone care, he is making reference to the Demons of Denak, the Seven Rings of Raggadorr, the Vapors of Valtorr, the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak and the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth (a person favorite).
I’ve always enjoyed how Stan went all out with the alliteration for Strange’s spells and I have to admit Batiuk does a fair job parodying them here. Still, he once again reminds me of Tom Servo’s admonition to the producers of “Overdrawn at the Memory Bank” after it featured a clip from “Casablanca.”:
“Man, never show a good movie in the middle of your crappy movie.”
Thank you for the explanation! Not being a rabid Marvel fan like TomBat, today’s strip was totally lost on me.
Cool story bro.
For years, Pete dithered while working for smart people who knew what they were doing so it makes sense that he works like a piston for a big idiot like Chester.
Mehinks “Stan the Man” is busy at the massage parlor…judging by his product, I doubt Batyuck would know what a “happy ending” is, whether it be in komix or massage!
I’m beginning to think that Pete is an avatar for the author and that we are seeing the arc the strip will be following until March 27, 2022.
“Hello, Stan? This is Tom. Tom Batyuck.”
“Tom BatHack.Widely acclaimed WRITER….? I’m beloved all over Ohio!”
“Who th’… How did you get my number??”
“My good buddy, Rick BurchHack, gave it to me. Anyways, I…”
“WHO??? I don’t know they guy!”
“The cartoonist with the bad hair dye job…?”
“Oh, him! Well he shouldn’t be giving out my fuckin’ number! What do you want?”
“How’d you like to have a tip of the Funky Felt Tip this Sunday?”
“Look, I don’t know you, and I don’t know what you’re talking about, but if you EVER call this number again, I’ll shove a Franky Felt Tip, or whatever the fuck you’re babbling about, so far up your ass, you won’t ever get it out. Got it??”
“So just check the Sunday comics! You’ll see where I…”
* CLICK!! *
Pete is going to create characters and belatedly realize that Chester the Chiseler owns them. Pete and Darrin will end up getting the same treatment as Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (those other NE Ohio boys) got from National/DC comics